Kabul, April 14
At least 36 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed when the US military dropped a massive GBU-43 bomb, also known as the “mother of all bombs”, in eastern Afghanistan, Kabul’s Ministry of Defence announced on Friday.
Ministry spokesperson Muhammad Radmanish told Efe news that a large amount of ammunition and weapons were also destroyed in the bombing.
The GBU-43, a non-nuclear, 10-tonne missile powered by a wave of air pressure, was dropped on Thursday onto the caves used by the terror group in Achin district, Nangarhar province, on approval of US President Donald Trump. (IANS)